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This year we highlight 1,335 outstanding lawyers who demonstrate substantial experience in advising and representing clients across the globe on the spectrum of labour and employment issues.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Christian Arnold – Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart
- Juan Bonilla – Cuatrecasas, Madrid
- Paul Callaghan – Taylor Wessing , London
- Fredrik Dahl – Advokatfirman Vinge, Stockholm
- Philippe Durand – August Debouzy, Paris
- Charlotte Forssander – Forssander Sonander, Stockholm
- Orly Gerbi – Herzog Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv
- Marianne Granhøj – Kromann Reumert, Copenhagen
- Olivier Kress – Flichy Grangé Avocats, Paris
- Tomi Kemppainen – Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki
- Clare Murray – CM Murray , London
- Christiaan Oberman – Palthe Oberman Advocaten, Amsterdam
- Tobias Pusch – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Berlin
- Patrick Thiébart – Franklin, Paris
- Willy van Eeckhoutte – Van Eeckhoutte – Taquet & Clesse, Ghent
- Chris Van Olmen – Van Olmen & Wynant, Brussels
- Angello Zambelli – Grimaldi Studio Legale, Milan
Michael Burd is “an excellent lawyer” with three decades of experience advising clients from a wide range of industry sectors in complex employment and partnership law.
James Davies is an accomplished and “highly intelligent practitioner” with a well-developed employment practice advising domestic and international clients.
Peers commend Colin Leckey as “a leader in the field” thank to his first-rate practice in financial services, professional services and technology labour issues.
Toni Lorenzo is a highly regarded practitioner with “impressive knowledge” on workplace matters and complex disputes.
Observers herald Richard Miskella as “a leader” and “a stand-out practitioner” in the employment law space.
Hannah Price is renowned for “providing clear and concise advice” to transnational clients on a range of complex cross-border employment and HR issues.
Peers applaud Síobhra Rush for her “wealth of knowledge and experience” in employment law matters spanning contentious and non-contentious issues.
Allen & Overy
With more than two decades of experience, Silvia Bauzá Hernández wins high praise for advising domestic and international clients on complex corporate restructuring projects and employment issues.
Sarah Henchoz is praised as “an excellent lawyer” and stands out for her top-tier work in employment law and related disputes.
Hans-Peter Loew excels in the market as “a skilled negotiator” with “extremely strong labour law expertise”.
Claire Toumieux is a distinguished practitioner lauded for her substantial experience in a variety of HR-related matters.
Thomas Ubber is credited as “a very experienced lawyer” with impressive knowledge of employment law issues relating to corporate restructurings.
Peers commend Juliet Carp as “an excellent lawyer” with “encyclopaedic knowledge” on international employment law. Her prolific experience also spans complex disputes.
Clive Howard has built up an impressive employment law practice advising domestic and international clients on a variety of discrimination complaints and disputes cases.
Julie Morris is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge across all types of employment-related issues.
Nicholas Robertson is a top tier lawyer with extensive experience managing labour disputes and restructuring.
With over 35 years of experience, Fraser Younson is highly recommended for his skilful handling of employment disputes and discrimination claims.
Clare Murray is described by peers as “a leader in the field” for her vast experience advising clients on employment and partnership law.
Sarah Chilton is recognised as “an outstanding lawyer” with an impeccable knowledge of cross-border employment issues and disputes.
David Fisher has long-standing experience representing international clients on a wide variety of employment law matters.
Beth Hale is a distinguished practitioner who is widely commended for her “strength in explaining and simplifying complex legal concepts”.
Flichy Grangé Avocats
Florence Aubonnet acts across the full remit of domestic and international employment law matters, ranging from corporate restructurings and acquisitions to HR related issues.
Hubert Flichy is a sterling employment lawyer who is well versed in the implementation of complex restructuring plans.
Peers commend Joël Grangé as “a true powerhouse” with “excellent knowledge” and experience in employment disputes.
Olivier Kress stands out in the international marketplace and is extensively experienced in all aspects of employment and labour law.
Christian Arnold receives wide acclaim for being “clear and pragmatic” in his approach to employment law matters.
Peers commend Martin Diller as “an excellent lawyer” with a market leading practice covering all aspects of labour, employment and pension related matters.
Doris-Maria Schuster is held in high regard for her excellent practice in restructuring, remuneration systems, industrial action and disputes.
Thomas Winzer ranks highly among peers for top-tier handling of complex projects and his in-depth understanding of corporate employment law.
Björn Gaul is held in high esteem for his “strategic approach” to a wide variety of employment law matters, ranging from corporate restructurings and contracts to employment-related disputes.
Christopher Jordan is “a well-known practitioner” who enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his first-rate advice to international clients.
Clients praise Björn Otto for his “cutting-edge legal knowledge” and his practical approach “focusing on client’s needs and requirements” in employment law matters.
Gerlind Wisskirchen is deemed “an excellent attorney” thanks to her “in-depth knowledge” and expertise in labour and employment law.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Luca Capone impresses market commentators with his “skilled approach” to complex redundancies, contracts and terminations.
Raquel Flórez is celebrated for her experience and expertise advising clients on a range of pension-related issues.
Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt is an accomplished lawyer with a well-developed employee restructurings practice. His impressive roster of clients spans domestic and multinational companies.
Other Leading Individuals
Christopher Peitsch at CERHA HEMPEL stands out among peers for his “in-depth expertise” in employment law.
Julian Feichtinger is recognised for being “an excellent employment lawyer”, lauded by peers for “his full commitment to clients”.
Ralf Peschek from Wolf Theiss is highly regarded for his agile handling of employment matters, ranging from restructurings and contracts to pensions and benefits issues.
At Burgstaller & Preyer, Helmut Preyer is commended for his “solution-oriented approach” when advising clients on employment transactions and terminations.
Hans Georg Laimer at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich is “very hands-on and his explanations are always practical and solution-oriented”, according to sources who further herald his “agile and creative” thinking.
Roland Gerlach at Littler Mendelson is a prominent lawyer with a stellar reputation across the gamut of employment and labour law.
At Schima Mayer Starlinger, Georg Schima draws praise from sources who consider him “the best” for Austrian and European employment law issues.
Peers commend Willy van Eeckhoutte at Van Eeckhoutte, Taquet & Clesse for his encyclopaedic knowledge of labour and social security matters.
Philippe De Wulf at Altius is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of employment law in the IT, retail and chemical sectors.
Jan Hofkens from Lydian is a top name, recommended for his vast experience in company restructurings and the negotiation of employment terms.
Alexander Vandenbergen is hailed as a highly respected practitioner in the Belgium market and focuses his first-rate practice on corporate restructurings and pensions.
Chris Van Olmen from Van Olmen & Wynant is applauded for his “vast experience in the employment field”, where he advises domestic and international clients alike.
At Claeys & Engels, Chris Engels is lauded for his top-tier employment practice which spans restructurings, as well as negotiations pertaining to individual and collective dismissal.
Sophie Maes garners praise for her stand out advice to international and domestic clients on all aspects of employment law.
Olivier Wouters is widely recognised as a leading practitioner and specialises in restructurings and dismissals.
Vesela Kabatliyska from Dinova & Rusev Law Office is a leading lawyer with a stellar reputation in labour-related data protection matters.
At Vidan Law Office, Hrvoje Vidan draws high praise for his incisive approach to complex employment matters, spanning contentious and non-contentious issues.
Dominik Brůha of JUDr Dominik BRŮHA advokátní kancelář is a leader in the field and regularly advises clients on working hour agreements and employment issues within the healthcare sector.
Employment specialist Tereza Erenyi at PRK Partners receives widespread acclaim for her deep expertise in employee restructurings and transfers.
Clients commend Marie Janšová at LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o. for her “impressive experience” advising international and domestic clients on all aspects of labour law.
Sources highlight Nataša Randlová at Randl Partners as “an excellent lawyer” with a go-to practice employment and terminations matters.
Petra Sochorová at HAVEL & PARTNERS has built up an impressive labour law practice, earning her a reputation as “a superb employment lawyer”.
At Kromann Reumert, Marianne Granhøj is regarded “a fantastic lawyer” who ranks among the top practitioners in our research for employment law.
Tina Reissmann from Labora Legal comes “highly recommended” for her sterling advice to clients on restructurings and collective redundancies.
Gorrissen Federspiel’s Rasmus Høj Christensen is well versed in M&A transactions and restructurings, with peers further praising his “client-oriented approach”.
Peers commend Helene Amsinck at Helene Amsinck Advokatfirma for her prodigious handling of matters across all aspects of labour and employment law.
Yvonne Frederiksen at Norrbom Vinding focuses her leading practice on a wide range of employment matters, from discrimination claims to health and safety issues.
Jørgen Vinding is praised as “a leader” in the employment law space and is a long-standing fixture in the market.
At Taylor Wessing, Paul Callaghan is a prominent name in the employment law market, where he advises domestic and international clients on the gamut of related matters.
Sean Nesbitt is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience in complex employment -related transactions.
Robert Hill from Clyde & Co receives high praise for his top-tier experience advising clients in TUPE matters pertaining to M&A transactions and subsequent claims.
Michael Leftley at Addleshaw Goddard is “a leading practitioner” who is highly regarded among peers and clients alike for his “client-oriented approach”.
Richard Yeomans is highly skilled at advising clients on restructurings, employment transactions and terminations.
Malcolm Pike at Knights is an accomplished practitioner who excels at assisting corporations of all sizes in employment litigation and trade union advisory matters.
Peers commend Suzanne Horne from Paul Hastings as “a top-class lawyer” with “a practical and commercial approach” to advising clients on various employment-related issues.
Farrer’s Anna Birtwistle is “an excellent practitioner” with a wealth of experience advising individuals and corporate companies on HR matters.
With more than 20 decades worth of experience, Andrew Taggart at Herbert Smith Freehills is a prominent name in the market specialising in complex transactions, disputes and negotiations.
Sean Jones QC from 11KBW impresses market commentators with his prolific track record acting for both claimants and defendants in employment litigation.
From Travers Smith, Siân Keall is held in high esteem for her deep knowledge and expertise advising clients in employment litigation.
Ed Mills is a top name in the arena and is recommended for his first-rate practice and skilful handling of issues spanning board level disputes, TUPE and trade unions.
Castrén & Snellman Attorneys’ Sanna Alku wins high praise for her “excellent communication skills” and “deep knowledge” of non-contentious employment matters.
Tomi Kemppainen is a distinguished practitioner who holds great experience in labour disputes.
Outi Tähtinen is a highly skilled expert in employment contracts, M&A and employment law disputes.
At Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys, Seppo Havia holds extensive experience advising international and domestic clients on employee benefits and pension-related matters.
Anu Waaralinna at Roschier Attorneys is highly regarded among peers and clients alike, who commend her incisive handling of a wide range of employment law issues.
Philippe Durand at August Debouzy advises international and domestic clients on labour relations and compensation issues.
Fabienne Haas is commended by peers for her deep expertise assisting clients in collective labour relations.
Franklin’s Patrick Thiébart has built up an impressive practice, earning him a reputation as a go-to practitioner for employee restructurings and transfers.
Mathilde Houet-Weil at Weil & Associés is singled out as “a highly respected lawyer” with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of employment and labour matters.
Roselyn Sands at Ernst & Young is a well-known name thanks to her 35 years of experience and “practical approach” to solving complex problems in the employment sphere.
From De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, Deborah David is held in high esteem for her encyclopaedic knowledge on restructuring and collective redundancy plans.
Sources highlight Bernd Weller at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek as “a great attorney” who takes “a pragmatic approach” to restructuring, compliance and employment issues.
Kara Preedy at Greenberg Traurig Germany focuses her first-rate practice on restructuring and compliance matters.
Tobias Pusch from Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law draws high praise for advising German and international clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.
Thomas Wahlig is extensively experienced at managing a range of complex labour law issues with “a solution-oriented approach”.
Peers commend Effie Mitsopoulou at lawspace for her “extensive experience and expertise” in labour and employment law.
Duncan Inverarity at A&L Goodbody is described as “a highly professional lawyer” with a market-leading practice covering all aspects of employment law.
From CC Solicitors, Colleen Cleary receives widespread acclaim for her “deep expertise in employment litigation”.
Melanie Crowley from Mason Hayes & Curran is “a dedicated and knowledgeable practitioner” with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of employment law.
Orly Gerbi at Herzog Fox & Neeman ranks as one of the go-to lawyers in employment law with experience across contentious and non-contentious matters.
Grimaldi Studio Legale’s Angelo Zambelli ranks as “an employment authority”, with peers hailing him as “highly regarded throughout the market for his creative approach to complex matters”.
Alberto Testi is renowned for his “deep expertise in employment law” and is “excellent at explaining local laws and rules”.
Valeria Morosini at Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is highly regarded for his extensive experience across domestic and international employment matters.
Franco Toffoletto is “an excellent lawyer”, with extensive knowledge in employment contracts and litigation.
From Nctm Studio Legale, Michele Bignami advises both domestic and international clients on acquisitions and privatisations.
Louis Berns at Arendt & Medernach enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his expertise in all aspects of employment law and strong litigious track record.
Employment specialist Philippe Schmit is renowned for assisting clients in the financial and industrial sectors on matters related to restructurings and reorganisations.
Bonn Steichen & Partners’ Anne Morel stands out in our research for her deep expertise in dismissals and employment contracts.
Peers commend Els de Wind at Van Doorne NV as “an excellent lawyer with a wealth of experience” in international employment law.
The “excellent strategist” Christiaan Oberman at Palthe Oberman Advocaten receives glowing praise for his excellent track record advising clients in restructurings, dispute resolution and pensions related matters.
The “highly intelligent” Inge de Laat at Rutgers & Posch advises international and Dutch clients on a range of collective and individual employment matters.
Christianne Bouma at Van Hall Advocaten is heralded as “a leading employment lawyer” specialising in restructurings and dismissals.
Martijn van Hall is ranks highly for his global practice and proven track record of “providing strategic advice across a variety of complex issues.”
Pål Kvernaas from Advokatfirmaet Haavind is an accomplished practitioner with a well-developed employment and pensions law practice, where he advises individuals as well as corporate clients.
Stein Kimsås-Otterbech at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law.
Arkadiusz Sobczyk from A Sobczyk & Współpracownicy Law Office is recognised as an outstanding lawyer who “consistently provides practical advice” on complex employee-related matters.
Raczkowski’s Bartłomiej Raczkowski is “a leading player” in employment law and ranks highly in our research thanks to his extensive experience advising domestic and transnational clients.
Inês Reis at PBBR & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados possesses “substantive experience” across the gamut of employment law.
César Sá Esteves from Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa & Advogados Associados RL is a top name, recommended for corporate restructuring and M&A transactions.
From Burges Salmon, Katie Russell is highly experienced at handling employment matters and is a renowned specialist in discrimination law.
At Bowmans, Karen Fulton enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market as “an excellent employment lawyer” with “an impressive work product”.
Lusanda Raphulu is held in high esteem for her experience in employment disputes, spanning unfair dismissals and unfair labour practices.
Peers commend Chris Todd as “an excellent employment lawyer” and is held in high esteem for his expansive employment and pensions law practice.
Juan Bonilla at Cuatrecasas is a prominent name in the employment market for advising Spanish and international clients on transnational employment law.
Salvador del Rey stands out in the international marketplace for his deep expertise in employee transfers and cross-border restructurings.
Observers laud Jorge Aranaz as an outstanding practitioner who “delivers clear and user-friendly advice” on all aspects of labour law.
Fredrik Dahl at Advokatfirman Vinge is “an experienced employment lawyer” who is heralded for his“responsive and customer-oriented approach”.
Åsa Gotthardsson is a distinguished practitioner with first-rate expertise in transfers, restructurings and reorganisations.
Charlotte Forssander at Forssander Sonander continues to be a leading figure in the market, thanks to her adept handling of employment disputes and complex negotiations.
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå’s Henric Diefke holds two decades of experience advising international and Swedish clients on the broad spectrum of employment matters.
Anders Nordström is widely considered a top employment and pension law practitioner, with broad expertise handling redundancy disputes and dismissals, as well as trade-union relations.
Employment specialist Åsa Erlandsson at Setterwalls is a standout figure in the field, thanks to her outstanding work providing strategic advice to clients on disputes and discrimination.
Alain Gros at MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep is hailed for his “deep knowledge of labour law” and his role as “a strategic litigator in employment law disputes”
Alfred Blesi at Blesi & Papa receives glowing praise for his exceptional track record in the labour and employment law field.
Roberta Papa collects widespread recognition for her “thorough knowledge” and “balanced advice” on the full scope of employment matters
Michèle Stutz at MME Legal Tax Compliance is “an excellent lawyer” with “a pragmatic approach” handling work permit-related matters.
At Pestalozzi, Martin Müller is “a key figure” in Switzerland who stands out for his significant experience in employment-related aspects of M&A.
Denis Humbert from Humbert Heinzen Lerch Attorneys at Law is deemed a highly experienced practitioner thanks to his “broad knowledge” and deep expertise in labour and employment issues.
The “well established” Adrian von Kaenel at Streiff von Kaenel is a first-rate employment specialist who advises individuals and corporates on all aspects of employment law.
Peers commend the “accomplished” Marc Prinz at VISCHER for his “adept ability to solve complex legal issues” in the employment arena.
United Arab Emirates
At Clyde & Co, Rebecca Ford is praised as “a great lawyer” in the employment law space and is a long-standing fixture in the market.
Sara Khoja is a prominent name in the employment market for advising domestic and international clients on transnational employment law.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Philip M Berkowitz – Littler Mendelson PC, New York
- Lloyd B Chinn – Proskauer Rose, New York
- Erika C Collins – Epstein Becker & Green PC, New York
- Tami A. Earnhart – Ice Miller , Indianapolis
- Danny J Kaufer – Borden Ladner Gervais , Montreal
- James G Knight – Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti , Toronto
- Erin Kuzz – Sherrard Kuzz , Toronto
- Samantha C. Grant – Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton , Century City
- Wendi S Lazar – Outten & Golden, New York
- Thomas A Roper QC – Roper Greyell – Employment and Labour Lawyers, Vancouver
- Michael L. Rosen – Foley Hoag , Boston
- Michael P Royal – Littler Mendelson PC, Dallas
- Michael G Sherrard – Sherrard Kuzz , Toronto
- Arnold W. Umbach III – Starnes Davis Florie , Birmingham
Michael Royal is a key name thanks to his vast experience assisting clients in complex discrimination and salary issues.
Philip Berkowitz garners recognition for his exceptional international employment practice, encompassing US and overseas employment matters.
Melinda Caterine is a highly experienced practitioner with noteworthy expertise in advising clients on major employment disputes.
Johan Lubbe is widely considered a leader in the market thanks to his encyclopaedic knowledge and outstanding track-record in the field.
Trent Sutton is noted for providing strategic advice on transfers and HR-related matters to cross-border and local clients.
Jeremy Roth is a highly skilled mediator with significant expertise assisting clients in sensitive discrimination and wrongful termination claims.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Michael Delikat is deemed “a great attorney” thanks to his first-rate employment practice, advising multinational companies on a broad range of complex labour and employment law issues.
The “brilliant” Jill Rosenberg earns recognition from market sources as “one of the strongest employment lawyers in New York”.
Gary Siniscalco is a leading figure in the employment sphere thanks to his highly regarded work handling cross-border employment litigation and advisory matters.
The “terrific” Julie Totten holds nearly three decades of experience advising clients on employment litigation and compliance issues.
Outten & Golden
Wendi Lazar is a keystone in New York for employment and labour expertise and regularly advises clients in matters pertaining to labour agreements, M&A and corporate restructurings.
Katherine Blostein stands out in the labour and employment field, thanks to her highly regarded work handling corporate M&A transactions and international assignment agreements.
The “excellent” Adam Klein is a go-to figure in the labour and employment field, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of litigation.
Wayne Outten is “a highly respected practitioner” and is praised for his “in-depth knowledge” on all aspects of employment law.
Roper Greyell – Employment and Labour Lawyers
Thomas Roper QC is a market-leading advocate renowned for his prodigious handling of employment-related litigation.
Gregory Heywood is a standout figure in the field, thanks to his outstanding work providing strategic advice to clients on all aspects of workplace discrimination and dismissals.
James Kondopulos is highly praised for his “strategic approach” and his ability to “provide the best advice and direction” in all aspects of employment law.
Delayne Sartison QC is commended by observers for her excellent and all-encompassing labour and employment practice.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Michael Burkhardt focuses his practice on a wide range of employment disputes, from complex discrimination and investigations to dismissals.
With more than four decades of experience, Mark Dichter sits among the most distinguished employment practitioners, thanks to his deep knowledge in the gamut of employment law.
Grace Speights is an impressive practitioner who comes highly recommended by peers for her outstanding work in crisis management matters.
Other Leading Individuals
The “excellent” Danny Kaufer at Borden Ladner Gervais ranks highly for his top-tier employment practice, specialising in collective bargaining, workplace disputes and arbitration.
David McDonald at Fasken has built up an impressive employment practice, where he earns a sterling reputation for handling labour relations and collective bargaining.
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti’s James Knight is a prominent name in the market, thanks to his substantive experience in collective bargaining and health and safety matters.
From Sherrard Kuzz, Erin Kuzz is a top performer in all aspects of employment law and is noted for her “responsive and commercial approach”.
Michael Sherrard is “a skilled practitioner” who advises Canadian and international clients across a multitude of employment matters.
Peter Gall QC at Gall Legge Grant Zwack earns plaudits as a highly accomplished expert in labour and employment law.
Andrea Zwack earns recognition from market commentators as “one of the best lawyers in British Columbia” for her skilled employment practice.
Patrick Benaroche at Stikeman Elliott excels at advising companies on cross-border labour issues and regularly acts before civil and administrative tribunals.
From Mathews Dinsdale & Clark, John Craig is lauded for his deep expertise advising and representing employers on the gamut of labour, employment and human rights matters.
Eric Harris QC from Harris & Company is a long-standing fixture in the market and widely praised for his all-encompassing employment practice.
Lloyd Chinn at Proskauer Rose is a renowned labour and employment lawyer who excels at defending clients in whistleblower, discrimination and sexual harassment claims.
The “excellent” Arnold Umbach III from Starnes Davis Florie holds over two decades of experience skilfully handling labour and employment disputes.
Tami Earnhart at Ice Miller is “an excellent and responsive lawyer” with a highly sophisticated employment practice.
Dennis McClelland from Phelps Dunbar comes highly respected by peers and clients alike for his vast experience handling complex wage litigation.
Stephen Hirschfeld from Hirschfeld Kraemer receives glowing praise from peers who recognise him as “an excellent employment lawyer” and “a giant in his field.”
Gary Eidelman at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr is a standout lawyer for complex non-compete and restrictive covenant issues.
Michael Rosen from Foley Hoag excels at advising employers on their day-to-day employment-matters, spanning from non-contentious advice to litigation strategy.
Erika Collins at Faegre Drinker is a key name who is highly sought-after by multinational companies, thanks to her invaluable insight into cross-border employment regulation and HR matters.
Miller Canfield’s Richard Warren continues to impress market sources thanks to his impeccable labour and employment advisory work.
Vanessa Kelly from Clark Hill is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience across terminations, corporate restructurings and reorganisations.
Samantha Grant at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is praised by peers as “an absolute superstar” at litigating single plaintiff and class action employment disputes.
From Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, the “terrific” Carolyn Knox is deemed “a very impressive US and international employment lawyer” by peers and clients alike.
Marie-Joëlle Khouzam at Bricker & Eckler is celebrated for her agile advice to clients on a wide range of labour and employment related issues.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Oscar Aitken – Carey, Santiago
- Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua – MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados, Buenos Aires
- José Balta – Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados, Lima
- Juan Carlos de la Vega G – Santamarina y Steta SC, Garza García
- Oscar De la Vega Gomez – De la Vega & Martínez Rojas SC, Mexico City
- Jorge G De Presno-Arizpe – Basham Ringe y Correa S.C., Mexico City
- Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes – Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
- Paulina Miranda – Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago
- Enrique M Stile – Marval O’Farrell Mairal, Buenos Aires
- Vilma Toshie Kutomi – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
- Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso – TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo
Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez is lauded for his sophisticated labour and employment practice, where he excels at pensions and social security law.
With three decades of experience, Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez impresses multinational companies with his encyclopaedic understanding of Mexican employment regulations.
Luis Rosas Ortega is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience managing labour unions and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
Mary Carmen Fuertes Abascal is noted for her dedicated labour and social security practice, which sees her regularly advising clients on company restructurings and labour audits.
Funes de Rioja & Asociados
The “market leading” Daniel Funes de Rioja is “an excellent practitioner with a glowing reputation” in employment law.
Ignacio Funes de Rioja holds an “outstanding reputation” for his “professional and technical labour knowledge”.
Peers commend Eduardo Juan Vinales for his impeccable “skills and knowledge” in all aspects of employment law.
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Vilma Toshie Kutomi earns praise for her “exceptional and highly professional work” advising clients on trade union relationships and employee transfers.
Observers note that Sólon de Almeida Cunha possesses “deep knowledge” in collective bargaining and union negotiations.
Cleber Venditti da Silva is “a rising star” in the employment sphere, thanks to his highly regarded work handling employment litigation and M&A.
Marval O’Farrell Mairal
Enrique Stile draws praise for his “strong legal knowledge and communication skills” and is renowned as a go-to lawyer for domestic and international clients.
Diego Kelly is an impressive practitioner who comes highly recommended by peers for his outstanding multinational work in complex labour and employment cases.
Employment specialist Javier Enrique Patrón earns plaudits for his “excellent knowledge of individual and collective aspects of labour law.”
De la Vega & Martínez Rojas
Oscar De la Vega Gomez is “a very well-known and respected labour law practitioner” who provides exceptional legal advice to transnational companies.
Ricardo Martínez Rojas possesses three decades of experience advising Mexican and international clients on labour disputes and restructuring issues.
Enrique García Conde stands out for his astute handling of the gamut of labour and employment matters.
The “highly respected” Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso receives wide-ranging endorsements for his “straightforward approach” towards restructurings and contract disputes.
Marcelo Pereira Gômara is a highly experienced practitioner with noteworthy expertise in labour health and safety, union relationships and social security matters.
Gabriela Lima is “one of the best employment lawyers” and excels at advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of labour and employment law.
Other Leading Individuals
From MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados, Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua is hailed by peers as “an excellent lawyer” and comes highly recommended for her skilful handling of labour and social security law.
Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes from Pinheiro Neto Advogados is “an excellent lawyer” who is “respected by peers” for his standout practice negotiating with trade unions and assisting corporations in their employment needs.
Renato Canizares at Demarest Advogados is widely recognised as “a very talented and highly qualified lawyer in labour and employment matters”.
The “brilliant” Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti is a leader in the field and advises domestic and international clients on individual and collective labour matters.
Estêvão Mallet from Mallet Advogados Associados is “widely admired” by peers for his deep understanding of and ability to provide strategic advice on all aspects of employment law.
At Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados, Nelson Mannrich is highlighted for his superb work in dismissals and trade union relationships.
Dario Rabay from Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados is “an excellent professional with extensive experience in M&A-related labour matters”.
Oscar Aitken at Carey ranks highly among peers for his skilful handling of collective negotiations and employment litigation.
The “excellent” Francisca Corti is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of labour and corporate immigration law.
Paulina Miranda at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría is a highly respected figure in the labour and employment field, thanks to her encyclopaedical knowledge of employment law and HR matters.
Ricardo Tisi from Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos is “a magnificent employment lawyer” with extensive expertise in labour, social security and immigration matters.
Carolina Camacho at Posse Herrera Ruiz is well versed in advising Colombian and international clients on labour and immigration law.
At Lopez & Asociados Abogados, Juan Pablo Lopez Moreno is held in high esteem as an accomplished expert in labour and employment matters.
Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López comes widely endorsed by market sources for his “excellent employment law knowledge”. One source adds, “He is a superb strategist.”
With more than two decades of experience, Randall González at BLP continues to rank highly for his excellent experience advising international and local clients on labour and employment regulation.
Javier Salvador-Soto at Pérez Bustamante & Ponce is widely praised for his all-encompassing employment practice.
Juan Carlos de la Vega G from Santamarina y Steta focuses his top-tier practice on a wide range of employment matters, from individual and collective labour matters to trade union disputes.
The “top-class” Jorge G De Presno-Arizpe at Basham Ringe y Correa provides “clear and concise advice” on the full scope of employment matters.
David Eugenio Puente Tostado has extensive experience advising clients in the automotive and electrical energy sector on a variety of labour issues.
The “incredibly knowledgeable” Mónica Schiaffino at Littler Mexico enjoys a stellar reputation, thanks to her outstanding track record advising clients on labour restructurings, HR compliance and collective bargaining.
Nadia González Elizondo at Galicia Abogados comes highly recommended for her adept handling of collective employment matters.
Luis Díaz Mirón A at Bufete Díaz Mirón is renowned as a long-standing figure in the labour and employment law sphere.
With four decades of experience, Ricardo Alemán from Morgan & Morgan enjoys a stellar reputation advising domestic and international clients on corporate restructurings, collective bargaining and litigation proceedings.
María Teresa Mendoza is a well-established name thanks to her outstanding expertise in labour and employment matters.
José Balta at Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados earns substantive recommendations as a labour law specialist. He advises Peruvian and international companies on all areas of labour law.
César Puntriano Rosas from Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados is commended by sources as “a great employment lawyer” with deep knowledge and expertise in the field.
Veronica Raffo at Ferrere Abogados enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market, thanks to her strategic advice on disputes, collective bargaining and compliance audits.
At Hughes & Hughes, Enrique Radmilovich is a clear leader in the field, where he advises local and international clients on labour law and litigation.
Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez at Despacho de Abogados miembros de Dentons is a highly respected employment and labour lawyer, who comes highly recommended for his encyclopaedic labour knowledge and strong negotiation skills.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
- Avik Biswas – IndusLaw, Bangalore
- Cynthia Chung – Deacons, Hong Kong
- Joydeep Hor – People + Culture Strategies, Sydney
- Fiona Loughrey – Simmons & Simmons, Hong Kong
- Jingbo (Jason) Lu – River Delta Law Firm, Shanghai
- Phillipa Muir – Simpson Grierson, Auckland
- Vikram Shroff – Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai
- Jenny Tsin – WongPartnership , Singapore
- John Tuck – Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne
- Jeffrey Wilson – JunHe , Shanghai
With over 25 years of experience, Stephen Woodbury is a standout figure in the field, thanks to his outstanding work providing strategic advice on corporate restructuringsm transactions and disputes.
Richard Bunting is a highly respected practitioner with a long-standing labour and employment practice, specialising in M&A transactions.
Adrian Morris is an accomplished employment practitioner with a wealth of experience in industrial relations.
Lea Constantine earns glowing praise from peers as “a leading specialist” in health and safety law.
Kim & Chang
Chun Wook Hyun is a prolific name in the field and delivers “very professional advice” to clients engaged in restructurings, collective bargaining and M&A transactions.
Matthew Jones excels at advising international clients on their day-to-day employment and labour matters in the Korean market.
Deok Il Seo holds a strong track record in the broad spectrum of employment matters and possesses encyclopaedic knowledge on cross-border transactions.
Employment law specialist Jenny Tsin is highly recommended for her leading practice handling employment disputes.
Vivien Yui comes “highly recommended” by peers for her prolific experience and expertise in employment law.
Bock Eng Sim is a well-regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of private client and employment matters.
Other Leading Individuals
Miles Bastick at Herbert Smith Freehills is highlighted for his stellar work on a wide range of employment matters, from transactions and investigations, to health and safety issues.
Joydeep Hor from People + Culture Strategies possesses “a very keen expertise on labour and employment law in Australia”. One source adds, “He has an incredibly strong reputation as a highly strategic and solution-driven practitioner.”
John Tuck at Corrs Chambers Westgarth earns recognition for his incisive handling of contentious employment matters.
At JunHe, Jeffrey Wilson is lauded for his top-tier practice assisting clients in labour-related corporate restructuring and M&A transactions.
Hongjuan Bai has an impressive labour practice and a stellar reputation in employee benefits and transfers.
The “dedicated” Jingbo (Jason) Lu at River Delta Law Firm cuts a distinguished figure, thanks to his “outstanding work” advising multinational corporations on labour law.
Cathy Qu continues to lead in the field and is praised for her “in-depth knowledge of and comprehensive coverage across employment law at an international level.”
Peers commend Carol (Yeping) Zhu from Zhong Lun Law Firm for her experience and expertise providing top-tier labour and employment legal advice to a range of multinational corporations.
Cynthia Chung at Deacons is widely endorsed as one of Hong Kong’s leading figures in employment law and has vast experience dealing with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious issues.
Elsie Chan is recognised for her deep expertise in employment benefits, transfers and restructurings.
At Simmons & Simmons, Fiona Loughrey possesses over three decades of knowledge and experience in employment law, where she effectively handles cross-border contentious and advisory matters.
Avik Biswas at IndusLaw is highlighted by market sources as “the go-to lawyer for employment matters in India”.
The “fantastic” Suhas Srinivasiah from Kochhar & Co earns recognition for his superb understanding of employment regulation, which he uses to advise multinational companies all aspect of employment law.
Vikram Shroff at Nishith Desai Associates has “a deep and solid grounding in labour law” and advises clients on complex issues including HR-related matters.
Fahrul Yusuf at Ernst & Young is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of labour law.
From Shearn Delamore & Co, Raymond Low sits among Malaysia’s most distinguished employment practitioners. His wealth of experience spans trade union relationships, dismissals, health and safety issues.
Sivabalah Nadarajah is an employment specialist whose world-class practice encompasses employment-related disputes and M&A transactions.
The “impressive” Phillipa Muir at Simpson Grierson is a well-established name, thanks to her outstanding expertise in complex employee matters.